Karinya, Exnaboe, Virkie, ZE3 9JS

Offers Over £175,000
Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:

E (43)

Council Tax:

Band C


Offers Over £175,000




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• three double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • box room • garage

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Enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and magnificent views over open countryside and the Pool of Virkie towards the airport and Sumburgh Head, 'Karinya' is a three bedroom detached house set in an attractive mature garden approximately 25 miles south of Lerwick.

In addition to three good-sized double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, the accommodation also includes a bright living room with large window making the most of the views, a kitchen / dining room, family bathroom with bath and separate shower plus a handy box room which could potentially be converted into a study or en-suite (subject to consents). Mature garden areas to the front and rear, and single garage with power.

The property requires some updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless would provide a lovely family home with the benefit of the enclosed garden and fine views.

(Internal photographs taken Spring 2018).

General Information

'Karinya' is situated approximately 25 miles south of Lerwick at Exnaboe in Virkie. Amenities in the immediate area include a local shop & post office in the nearby village of Toab, a marina and boating club at the Pool of Virkie, a hotel and the airport for air travel to mainland Scotland. There is another local shop at Dunrossness (with fuel) about three miles to the north which is also the location of the area's primary school; secondary pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick. Buses to Lerwick and Sumburgh run along the main road a short distance from the house.

There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including the RSPB Reserve and visitor centre at Sumburgh Head, the archaeological sites at Jarlshof and Old Scatness Broch, Quendale Mill, and slightly further afield a further RSPB Reserve at Loch of Spiggie, and St Ninian's Isle and its stunning tombolo at Bigton.

The house which was completed in 1975, is double glazed and heated by an 'Electricaire' storage unit in a cupboard off the hall which provides ducted warm air throughout the house.


On the Ground Floor:-

Vestibule / Hall

With glazed front door, handy built-in cloak cupboard, tiled floor and glazed inner door to a carpeted hall with cupboard housing the heating unit.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.9m x 4.3m) (16' x 14') Good-sized, bright room with a wide window to the front enjoying the fine view to the south and a second window facing west. Fitted carpet.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.95m x 2.55m (dining area) extending to 3.1m at widest point (kitchen)) (19'7" x 8'4" / 10'3") Also benefiting from a dual-aspect, this time to the south and east. The kitchen which is separated from the dining area by a peninsular unit with a wooden screen over, has ample fitted units including an integral double oven and hob with cooker hood over however whilst in serviceable condition, updating would be beneficial. Vinyl flooring. The carpeted dining area to the rear has a built-in cupboard housing the 'Albion Ultrasteel' hot water tank and a shelved recess for books etc. to one side.


(Approx. 3.6m x 2.05m) (11'10" x 6'9") Tiled family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bidet, corner bath plus a separate shower. 'V'-lined ceiling', vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.75m) (14' x 12'4") Sizeable west-facing carpeted master bedroom with built-in under-stairs cupboard presently housing plumbing for a washing machine but which could be used as a wardrobe. The appliances will remain along with the bedroom furniture although no warranties will be given.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a rear-facing window, leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to two large carpeted double bedrooms and a box room. Two built-in cupboards provide additional storage space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.2m x 3.45m (floor area)) (13'9" x 11'4") Facing west.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.2m x 3.1m extending to 3.65m at widest point (floor area)) (13'9" x 10'2" / 12') East-facing room with built-in wardrobe.

Box room

(Approx. 2.95m x 2.4m (floor area)) (9'8" x 7'10") This room currently provides plenty of storage space but could perhaps be developed as an extra bedroom or office, or perhaps even an en-suite, subject to any necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. Built-in cupboard and access to the eaves space.


The property sits in a well-established site estimated to extend to just over ¼ acre or thereby which is enclosed on all sides by a wall. Access is via a long driveway which leads up the single garage, a path from the driveway leading to the front door and continuing around the house. Immediately in front of the house is a large rockery and front lawn with established planting along the perimeter screening it from the roadside. Further lawned areas to each side and the rear.


(Approx. 6.9 m x 3.35m) (22'8" x 11') With 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting and cold water tap

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: E (43)

Property Location

To reach the property take the turning east to Exnaboe at the foot of Ward Hill on the approach to the airport just after the junction to Toab & Hestingott (approaching from the north) 'Karinya' is the second house in on the left.

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